London 2012 Olympic watch: Golden gong for Anthony Ogogo

London 2012 Olympic watch: Golden gong for Ogogo

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22:08 GMT, 25 March 2012

Boxer Anthony Ogogo revived his chances of Olympic selection as Britain’s middleweight when he won gold in a Grand Prix in the Czech Republic, where no Englishman had succeeded in the event’s 43-year history.

In with a chance: Anthony Ogogo could yet qualify for the Games after his win in the Czech Republic

In with a chance: Anthony Ogogo could yet qualify for the Games after his win in the Czech Republic

The Grand Prix Usti nad Labem was his first outing for five months after shoulder surgery. Britain’s Nicola Adams, 29, from Leeds, a realistic contender to become the first British woman fighter to claim Olympic gold, also won her event.

Kruse does it in style

London fencer Richard Kruse will compete at his third Olympics in the foil after a tournament win in Copenhagen. It earned the point he needed to qualify by world ranking.

Qualified: Fencer Richard Kruse will compete at the London games

Qualified: Fencer Richard Kruse will compete at the London games

Volleyball tragedy

Olympic volleyball silver medallist Vigor Bololenta has died during an Italian league match after suffering a heart attack. Bololenta, 37, also won the European title with Italy.